And that is why I’ll never, ever, ever retire. (maybe…)

Today I was doing some quick assessments on the kiddos, when it was Jack’s turn.

I pointed to a picture of a fire-truck, and asked, “Fire-truck; what's the first letter sound that you hear?”

He looks at me quizzically.

I repeated the word, and the question. “Fire-truck; what sound do you hear, Jack?”

He looked at me again, and said, “Woooooooooooo woooooo!”

He’s gifted.


Bragger said...

Sometimes I wish I taught kindergarten. I filed my retirement paperwork today, with nary a tear or doubt. Love reading your blog.

Gina said...

You drew that one out . I got a little nervous when the word began with "F" and where the story might be going. Very cute! You're lucky! Thanks for all the fun posts.

Vodka Mom said...

Thanks, guys. I love sharing. Frankly, that's what we LEARN in kindergarten!!!


Gigi said...

Keep your eye on that one! I have a feeling he'll be giving you a few more stories to tell.

Melissa B. said...

Reminds me of one of my 17-year-old cherubs. Sometimes the wee ones are wiser, in my humble opinion.

Bethany said...

He was probably thinking "gosh...teacher's dumb. She doesn't know what a fire truck sounds like.." Haha...

Kids are precious :)

MaryBeth said...

Love the stories - the way you tell them!

Our little Frankie was telling girls in another k-class that she is the sassiest girl in our class. She keeps us on our toes!

My youngest leaves tomorrow to go back to school - I'll enjoy all those hugs tomorrow morning!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Out of the mouths of babes .....

Lynn MacDonald said...

god i need to get by here everyday. I love these stories. They always make me laugh out loud!!

Sharyn said...

This MADE my day.

misty said...

I am faithfully reading daily...sometimes check more than once a day for new posts. : )

Brian Miller said...

yep...he is the man...he might be president one day...nah, he's smarter than that...

Sherri said...

Kindergarteners rule :) So do their awesome teachers.


Annie said...

Got to love a child who cuts through all the crap. You've taught him well!

#1Nana said...

I'm enjoying education even more now that I'm retired. I've been substituting a few times a week. It's a little like being a grandparent. I sweep in, have fun with the kids, and leave at the end of the day with no papers to take home to correct. Once in awhile I get a note that says I'm the best substitute. What's not to love. Except when I get a note from some parent who has found my blog and complains to the superintendent that i shouldn't be allowed around children. But finally I can write and say what I want with no consequences. What's not to love!

♥ Braja said...

Well, duh, teacher :)))

Anonymous said...

Kindergarteners and oldsters(80+ y.o.'s) - there's so much truth in what they say - they just are viewing life from "their" perspective and leave us to decipher sometimes.

Yep, I'm here, enjoying the day with you! By the way, defining oldster is a "real" problem. . .
faithful follower

Char said...

Too cute...I was preparing to hear the F-Bomb!

Anonymous said...

You always make me giggle. :) Hope everything has settled down for you and that you aren't walking to school and have a something with 4 wheels that gets you to school. xxxooo's Nana - Sue's Mom.

Ranger said...

OOoh did you ever walk into that one ;) There's a well known slogan in the UK for a firm selling glasses, I was doing a grammar test on one of my little dots and showed him a picture of a woman who'd dropped her glasses which were broken. "What happened?" I asked him, listening carefully for the structure he'd use, past and present tenses.... he took one look and said seriously "should have gone to spec-savers."

jennielee226 said...

I am cracking. After reading this I asked my daughter who is in kindergarten if she new what sound firetruck started with and she did the same thing.

Just Two Chicks said...

:) Try testing one with echolalia. It took me a good 8 weeks before I figured out I could teach him sign language, and test him that way... I sure did love that kid! I wonder whatever happened to him... :(

Ellie Mae said...

Oh my gosh; that is too funny! Thanks for the laugh. And I can just picture his face as he looked at you. Fun times :)

jessica said...

LOVE IT!! That's just like when a kid says, "gimme that" and I model, "May I please have that?" and then they say, "No, it's mine!"

Sparkling said...

That's excellent. I asked my 7th grade French class to tell me how to say "I sing" and when I said, let me hear it, a boy actually started to sing. That gifted mentally stays with them a long time!

Joanna Jenkins said...

xo jj

Jen said...

ha ha, classic!!

Made my day, thank you :)


Dorothy said...

I adore your stories about the kids. I had an in home daycare for 11 years and the little ones cracked me up every single day.
I had one little one come running in the room one day saying, Mommy! She stopped, grinned at me, shook her head, and said, "You'se not my Mommy, you'se my Honey!"
Ahhhh, gotta love 'em! So I come here to get my dose of that by reading your stories. Thank you!

Kathy said...

OMG that kid just kills me :) I love it when school is in session because you tell the funniest stories! I don't love when I read through the gadget on igoogle, because I can't comment! :)

WhisperingWriter said...

Haha. My daughter will be 5 in March. I could see her giving that answer.

Angela Harbaugh said...

I just chuckled out loud, scared the sleeping cat across my wrists/arms and now am bleeding... so worth it!!

That rocks. Those are the classroom moments I miss about teaching!

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